We’re closing out this year’s Friends or Whatever releases with the 2nd and final single for the self-titled debut album which we released a couple weeks ago on May 25th. Once again… we’ve gotten some friends to deliver a tasty set of exclusive remixes that take the FoW sound into new sonic territory. So download it, load it up, crank it, sit back and enjoy! Thanks to each of the remixers for investing a bit of their time in order to give blocSonic listeners a few more free & legal... Topics: blocsonic, indie-pop, pop, electronic, rock, indie-rock
blocSonic is quite proud to present to you the self-titled debut by Richmond, Virginia artist Friends or Whatever. With its fusion of shimmering electronica and a raw rock vibe, FoW proves to be a very engaging listen. At times quiet and contemplative… at other times beat-driven and laced with distorted guitar and melancholic vocals. All the while a bit challenging to put your finger on and yet it’s quickly familiar. It’s that very enigmatic nature that’s sure to pull you in. On a side... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, indie-pop, pop, electronic, rock, indie-rock
Since deciding on releasing original albums, the primary objective has been about releasing high-quality music… period. blocSonic is not a label that only releases hip-hop. With this Friends or Whatever single blocSonic has taken another step towards this objective. FoW’s brand of indie-pop explores both the analog and the digital, the sound defies categorization. FoW pulls from the past and the future… it’s both melodic and noisy… it’s lo-fi and hi-fi. If you’re a fan of Guided... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, indie-pop, pop, electronic, rock
We’re back serving you another helping of ten fantastic delicacies from the world of open-licensed netaudio. This time around, our energy was focused on presenting selections from the ever expanding archives of Jamendo.com. If you’re unfamiliar with Jamendo, it’s a community-driven website that hosts “free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses”. It’s an amazing source of music discovery and exploration. At Jamendo, you’re sure to find music from... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, drum n bass, dnb, hip-hop, indie-rock, indie-pop
We’re back with another one for you… number 29 in our excellent, genre-busting netBloc series! For this one we pulled together netaudio from Canada, France, Hungary, Minneapolis, The Netherlands, New Jersey, Richmond, Sweden and the UK. What you’ll find is nothing less than back to back gems. As always, this netBloc release is designed to both introduce the newbie to the netaudio scene and to provide a quick way for netaudio listeners to catch up on what’s new. In addition to the... Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, hip-hop, folk, indie, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, trip-hop, idm
After a couple back to back original blocSonic releases, I’m back to introduce you to the latest in the blocSonic netBloc series. This batch of netaudio gems is packed with ear candy. I have little doubt that you’ll find at least a couple tracks that you also call gems. Who knows, perhaps you’ll call them all gems, just as I do! So what exactly is packed in this release? You have operatic vocals with a metal, swing backing. You have straight-up hip-hop. You have electro-pop.... Topics: rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, hip-hop, lounge, electropop, metal
Of course we didn’t invent the compilation! Duh! No really! We didn’t… seriously! Why do you doubt me? Even though we didn’t invent them it doesn’t mean we didn’t perfect them… so here’s another perfect compilation for your soul to absorb via your ear canals. A collection of 11 tracks plus one sampler. That’s two bonus tracks on top of the standard 10 track line-up! Whoa! Crazy! I loved the Jay Slim release so much that I simply couldn’t contain myself to only one track.... Topics: rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, hip-hop, electronic, alt-pop, alt-country, punk
According to Chinese philosophy two opposing forces, the yin and the yang, co-exist interdependently to make up universal existence. You cannot have one without the other. So it seems in many aspects of life that you cannot have the good without the bad and vice-versa. Life, death, love, hate, peace, war all intermingled in equilibrium. Would we be able to recognize peace without war? War without peace? Would we recognize the gloriousness of a thriving, new alternative community of music based... Topics: rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, hip-hop, electropop, electrosoul, electro-soul, downtempo,...
I want to first send out a heartfelt Happy New Year to you all! May 2010 be a year in which we all set the wheels in motion for a positive and happy decade. For blocSonic, our first year featuring original releases was a good one and it was the year that we began planning the good things to come in 2010. Let it be known that we have a few surprises in store for you! In the meantime here’s netBloc Vol. 26 for you. It’s our final 2009 release and a terrific addition to the series. It features... Topics: hip-hop, rock, post-punk, punk, trip-hop, dance, electro, electro-funk, pop, electro-pop, indie-pop
Here you have it, a fresh release for your aural enjoyment. Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dance, Indie, Electronic, Trip-Hop... United States, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, France... Diversity? You bet. Part of the enjoyment of netaudio/netlabels comes from the fact that FINALLY, you can easily enjoy music from all over the world, no longer do you have a mainstream music industry pulling the strings and telling you what you should or should not enjoy. Those days are... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, jazz, pop, electrofunk, electropop, indie, indiepop, electronic, trip-hop
As of the time of this writing, not even a year after it’s launch, WFMU’s Free Music Archive already boasts nearly 18,000 free music tracks from a wide array of genres. It’s an interesting collection in that it not only features music that comes from the world of netaudio/netlabels, but many signed indie artists can be found among the FMA’s selection as well. It’s definitely an incredible archive of music to explore! After a good three months of listening to thousands of FMA tracks, I... Topics: rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, electropop, garage, garage-rock, punk, trip-hop
Here’s another fresh netBloc release for you to soak in. As always… it was a challenge to pull together and it underwent a serious overhaul when it became clear that an artist and a label weren’t as serious about the release as I was. Finally, when all is said and done… this release is 1000% better because of the replacement tracks and new play order. Thanks to you artists who were contacted at the last minute and came through with the required info and assets! Today on Twitter, someone... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, rock, pop, trip-hop, indie-rock, indie-pop, pop/rock, hip-hop, electro-pop
Volume 20 carries on the blocSonic tradition of presenting 10 internationally released netaudio gems. Rock, pop, electronic, jazz, trip-hop, dub and hip-hop are all brought together for your listening enjoyment. Thanks again for your continued dedication to blocSonic and our netBloc series. We truly hope we’ve helped broaden your musical palette even if only a little! Visit blocSonic.com for more info! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, hip-hop, jazz, rock, funk, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, trip-hop, IDM
Once again… back is the incredible! Here we have another excellent netBloc release for you. It’s always a pleasure to bring you this monthly collection. This month we’ve got music from Basque, US, France, Russian Federation, Netherlands, Poland, UK and Canada. The music included is as always quite varied... trip-hop, rock, indie folk, hip-hop, indie pop and pure electronica. If you enjoy this collection... please burn a copy... burn a few copies if you’d like. Give them to friends.... Topics: rock, pop, electro-pop, electronic, glitch, hip-hop, trip-hop, indie-pop, indie-folk
Since 2007 we’ve been giving you these fantastic collections of netaudio in hopes that it introduces you to a new world of music that’s available on the web. This time around is no different… except in one way. It’s quite literally the first time that the final line-up is the same as the first one chosen. No replacements were needed for artists and/or labels who didn’t get back to me or weren’t able to participate. Included are 12 fantastic tracks plus one bonus goodie included in... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, hip-hop, rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, trip-hop, experimental
2010 has been an incredible year for blocSonic. We’ve had Boots Riley on ETHX’ “Boom to Bloom” and Chuck D on Just Plain Ant’s “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”. We’ve released our first indie and pop albums with Friends or Whatever’s self-titled debut, Garmisch’s self-titled blocSonic debut and Liam Stewart’s “Sixteen Words”. We’ve re-released three netaudio albums with exclusive bonus content — CM aka Creative’s “The Classic Material Completion Package XE”, Tha... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, creative commons, free, music, downloads, flac, mp3, ogg, nanowar, nanowar of...